The State Duma, Russia’s lower house of parliament, will consider a measure to guard students from Halloween and Valentine’s Day, considered “destructive Western influences”.

Maxim Mishchenko, a Duma member, says he is pushing the bill to guard the “moral and spiritual upbringing” of the nation’s youth.

“If the state won’t interfere, they (Russia’s youth) will behave like little monkeys, copying what doesn’t fit with the soul of our culture,” Mishchenko says.

Little monkeys

Little monkeys

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